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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jun 15, 2011 12:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lazy River Road and other Late Could-Be-Great Ones

I respect Paul Simon, his craftsmanship, and intelligence etc.... But his post S&G output doesn't move me, frankly I find him a little boring, but I guess that is my problem .
Sorta related, is who among the old guys still can attract the interest and/or respect of young people . Dylan, Neil Young, and the late period GD still did, while the latest albums by Simon, and say, McCartney, are ( unfairly ) ignored .
I worked at Tower Records for 2 decades and change, ( was there when "the whole shithouse went up in flames" ) , and it was always interesting who among the older artists the "youngsters" ( I was born in 57 ) liked , or even knew about .

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Poster: high flow Date: Jun 15, 2011 12:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lazy River Road and other Late Could-Be-Great Ones

Not to mention he stole material from Los Lobos. A mark against him which I cannot overlook when I hear his music. I absolutely loved Graceland until I heard Steve Berlin's account of LL's uncredited contributions to the album. To which Simon responded, "you can't prove anything...sue me".

Garfunkel wore the pants anyway.